My Comment on Morning Breakfast RN with Fran Kelly 11-9-13

Regarding what James Bourne has written: The incoming government lacks the numbers to pass legislation unopposed, throwing all of their election promises into doubt. Of course it is a foregone conclusion that the ABC and the rest of MSM will never see this as a broken promise, oh no.

Let me make this quite clear: Julia Gillard did not at any time break a promise and I will tell you why. When a person makes a promise, the word ‘promise’ has to be used. At no time did she ever use that word.  A politically intelligent person understood why she was unable to keep to her original statement of ‘no carbon tax’. Only the unintelligent that were hell bent on bringing the government down AND the first female Prime Minister, considered that a promise had been broken.

Are you Fran Kelly et al going to hold Tony Abbott and the rest of his pathetic front bench to account when all HIS promises are also broken? Remember the ones that were written in blood, those promises that have been cremated?  

Key among them is the abolition of the carbon tax—legislation that Tasmanian Liberal Senator Eric Abetz promised would be drawn up within the Coalition’s first month of government. James Bourne

Eric Abetz, has told RN Breakfast that Labor’s support is not only needed, but expected, in order to repeal the carbon tax. And he says the Coalition is no longer as committed to reversing the law in its first four weeks in office. What a nerve this man has! How dare he say this after all the Coalition did and said about Labor and Julia Gillard. Why should Labor support something they are against? Tony Abbott at one stage said “NO” to everything. It was only at the end when he realised it was doing him harm that he changed his tune, not because he thought the policies were good, but because he realised saying “NO” consistently was doing him harm. This is pathetic behaviour and now this same pathetic man is our Prime Minister, the first one that I am ashamed of to be representing us on the world stage.

If there is one thing we have learned from Labor it is that if you rush things through, you might get the headline but you then repent at leisure…James Bourne   This is hardly true of Labor. It reflects the behaviour of Kevin Rudd when he usurped the position of leadership in the ALP. Ok he had the numbers in Caucus, but think about how he acquired them. He acquired them through attrition. He wore people out by his antics, leaks and tantrums. Julia Gillard was a poised, intelligent, cool, polite, fair, charming, steady, steadfast politician, none of which could be said for Kevin Rudd.

 

Senator Eric Abetz: I still invite the Greens to consider that their belligerent campaigning, saying that they would stand in the way, saw the Green vote halve in my home state of Tasmania, and head south in every other state. Of course no one in Opposition in the past has ever been belligerent. The reason the Green vote headed south along with Labor’s was because of Rupert Murdoch’s relentless attacks on everything green and good. Then there was also Fairfax’s bias, Gina Rinehart and her tirades against the Greens and ALP and lastly ABC’s strong bias in always interviewing the Opposition at every turn and praising them to the hilt making every reasonable person sick. Never pointing out when they were clearly wrong, but when interviewing a Labor MP they harassed them unmercifully.

 

Erik Abetz: ‘There’s plenty of time for the Greens and Labor to come to the conclusion that it would be appropriate for them to assist the government on such and emblematic issue…like we did with…the Fair Work legislation after WorkChoices. We accepted we’d got it wrong, and we assisted the government in their changing the regime.’ The operative words here are ‘we got it wrong’. Labor will never come to the conclusion that they got it wrong. Why? Because they didn’t. We urgently need to do something about Climate Change. Massive bushfires first week of spring. The temperature here has been 32 degrees C, 3 days in a row and I live in a forest in NSW. I have lived here for 34 years and never been afraid before now. The Coalition accepted that WorkChoices was wrong because the public hated it. They never thought it was wrong and still don’t.

Erik Abetz: ‘Whether we’re going to put something in within four weeks or six weeks after the election—I don’t think the Australian people will be too exercised about that,’ Excited? What does he mean by that? Does he mean that he assumes the people who voted for the Coalition won’t mind any number of broken promises? Or is he saying that they will mind, just as they were being told they minded by shock jocks and MSM when Labor was in power?

Erik Abetz: ‘If there is one thing we have learned from Labor it is that if you rush things through, you might get the headline but you then repent at leisure, and have a lot of other headlines that are very derogatory and deservedly so.’ Well from my constant listening and watching the news, Labor never did get the headlines regarding policies. What they got was a constant barrage of insults, lies and innuendo.  The amount of times some Coalition front bencher used the word ‘lies’ regarding Labor is too numerous to count. Tony Abbott is an admitted liar, but no one, other the reasonable seem to care. Do you see how brainwashed the public are. All those who voted for the Coalition will very soon see the error of their ways and then how will MSM get out of that? Oh of course! They will blame Labor.

Open Complaint to ABC

I have been appalled over the past 3 years to see the ABC deteriorate to the point of exasperation. Emma Alberici is the only political journalist I trust and is basically fair. All the others and I include here Tony Jones, Leigh Sales, The Drum, Fran Kelly, Alison Carabine, Sarbra Lane and Marius Benson and others. The latter are all biased towards the LNP and Tony Abbott, it is sickening. I am wondering if anyone reads the Twitter trends, # or even @abc; because in my Twitter feed 80% of my feed is appalled by your shoddy reporting, misleading statements and the on and on leadership spill that has been going on now for 3 years. Give it a rest for God’s sake. Even the morons are sick of it. Boring, boring, boring. We all know what you are up to, decent people that is. The morons haven’t a clue. They suck up your vile rubbish, reporting constantly of insults directed towards the Prime Minister, harping on and on about them. Never addressing her with respect. Constantly interviewing LNP MP’s with regard the ALP issues. How ridiculous is that? Why would they know? You never interview an ALP MP about LNP issues. Why not? Your bias is beyond pathetic, as the Alternative to MSM is constantly pointing out. You should read our blogs some time.

We, the concerned citizens of Australia and decent people of this land will not stand for newspaper trash dictating to our country which government should be in power. DO YOU UNDERSTAND? We will not stand for an alien, Rupert Murdoch spinning lies, distorting truth and misinformation and then the ABC dutifully spreads it further. My God! What is this? Are you all mad at the ABC? Not Kerry O’Brien, he is a champion. Take a leaf out of his book. He is always fair. I may not always agree with him, but I have never heard him denigrate the PM, or be biased on any account. And now as of this morning you are backing up Fairfax, as you do, on that shameful, The Age article or editorial I should say. How dare they. YOU should be saying just that! “How dare they”, not reporting it as if it is the most logical thing to do. Good grief, have you all lost your marbles? Is this sort of thing coming from Newman and Scott? Is this their directive? Are you compelled by instruction or order to propagate the madness, to report and magnify the vilifications towards the PM and to perpetuate the leadership spill EVERY single day? It is not only boring as all hell, it is beyond stupid in the eyes of intelligent decent people. Do you know how absurd you all look? Leigh Sales is getting a very mean expression these days as she gloats on her achievements on making our beautiful Prime Minister squirm. How wrongly she is behaving lately. She used to be good, now she is a ‘has been’. She was good back when she won the Walkley Award, but now she is sinister, mean and conniving to garner an effect. She has lost the plot and has let the award go to her head, which has swollen to football field proportions. She comes across as unsmiling and “I’m going to ‘get’ you any way I can even if I have to talk over you, contradict you or shout at you”. Just like she did with Craig Emmerson on Thursday night. It was a disgrace and IF you had checked the Twitter feeds for #Lateline you would have seen the myriad of complaints and reprimands. Disgraceful and I hope management gave her a ticking off.

Things are going from bad to worse and if you are all not more careful from now on We The People of Australia may very well charge you with committing a crime against the government and Julia Gillard. I’d be very careful in the manner in which you report from now on. People want news, they do not want Rupert Murdoch, nor Gina Rinehart’s parrots at the ABC. Otherwise people are going to ask if Rupert Murdoch is doing something underhand at the ABC and that goes for Fairfax as well. It is a well known fact between intelligent, decent people that Rupert Murdoch considers Abbott as his puppet. He, (Abbott) can do his best work for Murdoch in the Lodge! Der, we all know it. The morons don’t of course. They believe you, but don’t you see the damage you are doing to Australia? Have you spent a second thinking about the consequence of an Abbott government? Why can’t you people at the ABC news broadcasting on political affairs see that not asking Abbott any hard question on HIS policies is downright deceitful. How BAD do you think you look in the eyes of decent people? Very, very bad. If you haven’t broken the law, then the law should be reformed. And as for Rupert Murdoch, he should be in jail. His business are scandalous, yet you let him be King Pin here in Australia, not even his country any more. He is in his dearly beloved US, Australia abandoned, yet you are all sucking up to him. WHY?

About Me and my Political Views

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I would never call the ALP a Leftist government. Though I would go so far as to say they are left of Centre, which is a quite good position for the times. Slightly left of centre can promulgate legislation that the Far Right would not dream of. For myself, I proudly admit that I am further left than that. I am in the middle of left. The far left is too fanatical for my liking.

Having stated clearly where I stand politically, you may also need to know that I am a swinging voter. I vote for the Party that best serves Australia and Australians. I am not a rusted on anything. If I were totally disgusted with both the two party preferred Parties, I will then vote for the Greens, unless they are leaning too far left. I don’t go along with anything that is fanatical. That is not to say that I am a moderate, though I may be in some instances. If the Greens are not getting my vote either, then I vote for The Natural Law Party. The last time I voted for them they only got around 900 votes. When I am disgusted with everyone I vote Informal.

I would not vote Lib, even if Tony Abbott was deposed. I think Malcolm Turnbull would be a good Prime Minister, however, he would never get my vote as he came to my village and said that if he was ever elected PM, he would flood my village and my only road to town to make a dam. There is a back dirt road that goes in the opposite direction, making my journey to town ¾ hour longer. Let’s suppose he never said that and I think he would make a reasonable, if not good PM. His Team is appalling. Ok, Joe Hockey, let me pick him apart please. He has round shoulders. He slumps. He is overweight. He is jovial, (nothing too wrong with that, but he reminds me of Santa). His maths isn’t great, so I definitely do not want an eleven Treasurer. He has a very poor memory. He can be severely irrational, sarcastic and incorrect at times. He trades on the fact that whoever is interviewing him will go with the flow. Thumbs Down.

Now Julie Bishop, I remember thinking how striking she was when she first entered Parliament. A good looking woman, confident and poised, but when she’s rooting for her man and her chance at Deputy PM; she spews venom. I doubt she realises, but at this time, her face contorts into an ugly form that would frighten children in broad daylight. This I will say about her though; if she were elected into Parliament and she had good people with her, she would quite likely be a very good politician in government. Unfortunately she only has morons at her side. Thumbs Down.

Christopher Pyne the whine. This man is clearly in danger of his life at times when it’s his turn to spew forth venom at the Prime Minister or her Cabinet. You can see his face redden and veins stick out on his neck. His eyes go wild, flashing and gnashing of teeth, all for effect for the media, and the public who may watch. Honestly, I think he practices in front of the mirror.  Does he ever say anything nice? Thumbs Down

Talking of red faces. Barnaby Joyce’s face is always red. I’m sure it’s not sunburn. He is definitely an angry man, so maybe from anger or rage. Do you ever listen to anything he says? Sometimes the man does not make sense, yet reporters do not pick him up for it. They just let it go and embark on a new subject. His oratory skills are very poor and I haven’t seen any evidence of what he has done unlike most of the Independents. Thumbs Down

I’ve already said that Malcolm Turnbull would probably make a good PM. He is intelligent, well educated, knows how to run a successful business and until the last three years, always thought was reasonable. I have written to him several times and he has always replied, so thumbs up for that.

Others in the Lib Team are Eric Abetz, George Brandis and Scott Morrison I will call crocodiles, they try to devour anything that is not LNP. 3 Thumbs Down.

I’ll just say a few words about some of the Independents. I like Tony Windsor a lot. Every time he speaks he makes sense. He doesn’t let anyone boss him around. He knows what his region needs and he got most of it for them. He gives his vote to the side that is doing the right thing. And that is only after he has heard both sides in full. I think he is very fair and honest. Has a great sense of humour too. Thumbs Up for Tony.

Rob Oakshott: I have no idea what he has done for his electorate. Not even sure which it is, but I think he takes his job very seriously. I think he is also honest and fair. You can tell he thinks before he speaks, not like Abbott who says things very deliberately, but not well thought out. MSM see him as an ally of the government and treat him like shit, as they do to Tony Windsor. Thumbs Up to Rob.

Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, has called for an inquiry – with judicial powers – over allegations made by John Singleton involving trainer Gai Waterhouse and her bookie son Tom. Has joined calls for Federal Government to rethink its grant-based wage increase to childcare workers, labelling it “ill-conceived and unfair”. Launched The Statewide Gambling Therapy Service has worked in partnership with the Vietnamese Gambling Help Service to develop a therapy program tailored to suit people of Vietnamese background who are experiencing problems with gambling. He has campaigned strongly on Poker Machines. Unfortunately hasn’t been very successful on account of the deficit. If the country was in surplus, he would have got his way. I’m not giving him a Thumbs Up or Down at this point.

Andrew  Wilkie,  independent Federal member for Denison. He was formerly an army officer and then intelligence analyst. In 2003 Wilkie resigned from his position in the Office of National Assessments, an Australian intelligence agency, over concerns that intelligence was being exaggerated for political purposes in making the case for Australia’s contribution to the 2003 invasion of Iraq under the Howard government. [1] Since then he has been active in Australian politics. He was a Greens candidate for both the federal Division of Bennelong in the 2004 federal election and for the Senate in Tasmania at the 2007 federal election. In 2010 he ran as an independent candidate for the state seat of Denison at the Tasmanian state election, narrowly missing out on the final vacancy. Later in the year, again as an independent candidate, he ran for the federal seat of Denison at the federal election and won. He finished third on first preferences but was able to win the seat after the distribution of preferences[2] Wikipedia. I’ll give him a Thumbs Up for blowing the Whistle, but not sure about his political aspirations being achieved.

Bob Katter. Ha ha, honestly, he is always good for a laugh, but I have heard him say some sensible things. The trouble is he is quite ridiculous at times and people tune out to him because they assume he is all BS. His voice is somewhat irritating, but you have to give him credit for getting to where he has. As  for serving his electorate, yes I think he is doing that, and as an Independent, that’s all that matters. Robert Carl Katter (born 22 May 1945) is an Australian federal politician, a member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1993 for the Division of Kennedy, and the leader of Katter’s Australian Party. He began his parliamentary career as a member of the National Party of Australia, but left the party in 2001 and continues to hold the seat as an independent. On 3 June 2011 Katter applied for registration of Katter’s Australian Party with the Australian Electoral Commission.[2] Katter will sit as the only federal parliamentary member of his new party when it is formally registered. Prior to his election to federal politics, Katter was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland, from 1974 to 1992, representing the seat of Flinders, Queensland for the National Party. Katter was a Minister in the Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen-led National Party government, holding various portfolios between 1983 and 1989.[3] Wikipedia

The ALP did not get my vote at the last election. I was furious that Kevin Rudd didn’t get to finish his term. Was saddened that he was humiliated, but did not think he was a good Prime Minister. He appeared to be efficient, work, work, work, but what was he achieving? The gaff he made in China as Foreign Minister really put the nail in the coffin for me. Considering he has heart problems, I think he should retire or go into State Politics. Thumbs Down.

Julia Gillard has really earned my respect, not only as a person, a woman, but also as Prime Minister. She has poise, is dignified, courteous and genuine. She is capable of answering questions directly and completely. She is not opposed to putting people in place when they are out of line. I think she is doing a great job under very difficult circumstances. The morons out there who defile her and denigrate her apparently do not understand the workings of a Hung Parliament. They are either very stupid or very rich. The very rich do understand, but ignore it as a factor.

The PM has never lied to my knowledge. When she said that there would never be a Carbon Tax under her Prime Ministership, she said it assuming she would be Prime Minister in her own right. Perhaps in hindsight she could have said, “If I have to form government with a Coalition or with Independents or both, I may be forced to bring in a Carbon Tax”. Shall we all blame her for not saying that? Please remember that you cannot break a promise if you have not used the word ‘promise’. A lie is something you know to be not true when you say it. A lie sets out to deceive. No one in the right mind, ha ha ha ha, (yeah right-wing minds do) could say that Julia Gillard set out to deceive. What would be her point? Only the very ignorant think that Julia Gillard has lied. They are wrong, just like they are about so many other things. Eleana

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